West Bay Harbour by Night
3-frame panorama of evening skies above West Bay Harbour. Each shot was a 30-second exposure, so the water appears smooth and glassy.
Moonlit Steps to Durdle Door
Wave-like interspersed clouds, coupled with a near-full moon, made for a spectacular sky in the early hours of an April morning. This was taken at around 3am, with a Nikon D800 and Samyang 14/2.8 lens.
Revealing the Stars
A lucky break. During a torrential downpour, the clouds break behind Portland Bill lighthouse, to reveal a blanket of stars.
Stars above St Catherine's Chapel
Taken at the beginning of June 2013, this was my first venture up to the iconic St Catherine's Chapel in Abbotsbury. I set the camera on a 30 second exposure, and ran into the chapel to shine my torch around, creating the spooky glow effect inside.
Ripples in the Sky above Durdle Door
Unusual textured clouds, lit up by the moonlight, formed one early morning in April and I was lucky enough to catch it. I headed to Durdle Door and rushed to the beach before the clouds cleared.
20 Minutes on the London Eye
Stacked image of around 40 exposures. Editing done around the light circle the Eye produces, removing camera flashes from people in the pods. Nikon D800, Nikkor 20/2.8.
London Skyline from Millennium Bridge
Forgot to bring my tripod to London, so this 30 second exposure was create by resting the camera on a gap in the railing, over the edge of the bridge. Nikon D800, Nikkor 20/2.8.
Reflections in the Avon
Reflections in the River Avon. Centre of Bath, Somerset. Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm.
The 31 Bus Passes Through Weymouth Esplanade
30s exposure of a double-decker bus driving the Esplanade in Weymouth.
Bath Abbey at Night
Bath Abbey in Bath, Somerset. Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm.
Portland Bill in the Fog
Ever the optimist, I headed on to Portland one evening in January, amid winds, rain and fog. Drove up to Portland Bill and heard the fog horn for the first time in my life. Setting up beside the cafe, I used the overhanging roof as shelter and somehow managed to get this shot, despite the driving rain blowing towards my camera. Nikon D800, Nikkor 20/2.8, ISO 6400 for one second (to freeze the beams of the lighthouse).
Mercurial Man o' War Bay
Taken just as the moon was rising in the east. After a night of stargazing under a pitch black sky, this was a great, unexpected treat. Nikon D800, Nikkor 20/2.8.
Durdle Door Casting a Shadow
A low moon behind Durdle Door causes it to cast a shadow over the beach and bay. Looking towards Weymouth and Portland. Nikon D800, Nikkor 20/2.8.
Wide Cobb at Night
Looking back at Lyme Regis from the Cobb wall. First outing with my Samyang 14mm ultra-wide lens. Renders intense points of lights very nicely.
A boat leans to one side as the tide rushes out of Lyme Regis Harbour. Unusually low tide meant that I could tiptoe over the sand to this boat. This is nearly at the harbour's mouth, so it must have been a particularly low tide.
Portland by Night
Taken from the lookout point on top of the north side of Portland, next to the Olympic rings. Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm.
Seatown, Bridport and Weymouth from Golden Cap
Quite a tricky photograph to capture. I used my 50mm lens to take this shot because the ultra-wide wasn't doing it justice. With quite a breeze picking up, it was difficult to keep the camera still, so I made sure it was as close to the ground as possible, and started snapping. Very pronounced differences of light and dark with this view, but it was fun to capture.
The Moon and The Cobb
Moon shines through clouds over The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset. Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm.
Bath Abbey by Night
Exposure of the side of Bath Abbey, beautifully lit by floodlights. Some editing has been done to remove lighting to the right of the image. Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm.
Moon Rising over man o' War Bay
A low, orange glow from the moon rises above Man o' War Bay, near Durdle Door in Dorset. Nikon D800, Nikkor 20/2.8.
Supermoon Rises over the Albert Dock
On the evening of Saturday 25th June 2013, there was a fully illuminated 'supermoon', the closest full moon to the point where the moon is nearest the Earth. As the moon rose, I spotted it through two buildings of the inner Albert Dock, and I snapped the lit up shops and Liverpool Echo Wheel in the background.
Evening at the Albert Dock in Liverpool. Clouds roll in over new and old buildings on the riverfront. On the left, the new, bold design of the Museum of Liverpool. In the middle, the iconic Liver Buildings. And, to the right, new office buildings. This is one of my favourite spots in Liverpool during the evening.
Pulteney Weir by Night
A five-minute exposure taken on the east side of the River Avon in Bath, Somerset. A clear night, with the moon and a few stars visible in the night sky. When a picture is slowed down to capture this much time, the moving water of the weir becomes glass-like, reflecting the lights of the Grand Parade across the river.
Lyme Regis from Golden Cap
The lights of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, as seen from Golden Cap. I like the way the glow from Charmouth gives the cliffs on the right of the image definition.
Broken Boat at Lulworth Cove
Saw this very broken boat on the shoreline at Lulworth Cove and had to photograph it with the stars in the background. Lighting was provided by an iPhone screen. You've got to work with what you've got!